11 May Wine Wednesday: Justin Vineyards Isosceles 2010 ($75)
This Week In Red Wine: Justin Vineyards Isosceles 2010 ($75)
“Fragrant… This [red blend] is juicy to its very core; ripe, sweet… with a flash of cranberry.” – Tasting Panel
Wine Ratings & Awards
Grape Certified Gold Medal – 2014 – 2016
Tasting Panel – 95 Points (2010)
Vinous – 91 Points (2010, 2012)
Wine Advocate – 92 Points (2012)
Justin vineyards and winery was established in 1981 with a mission of crafting wines that could stand amongst the best wines in the world. Its location is rich in fossilized limestone, and Justin’s soil proves it is well suited for creating big, Bordeaux-styled reds. Combine this with distinctive microclimate and you have the perfect conditions that help grapes develop and ultimately showcase wines that offer intense flavor, good structure and fine balance. Combining traditional Old World winemaking methods with New World technology, Justin wines are proof that you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
The highly awarded, 2010 Justin Vineyards Isosceles is perfectly intense in both smell and flavor. Displaying dark cherry, cassis, licorice, cinnamon, and soft notes of vanilla spice with sweet tobacco accents followed by cocoa and toasted cedar. A full-bodied mouthful of flavors, socialize on the palate; enjoy ripe black cherry, currant fruit, brown spice, licorice, tobacco, herbs and a hint of eucalyptus. This is a fine Bordeaux-styled red blend wine that offers a long unforgettable finish. Wine Spectator, described the wine as, “A rich, potent effort, packing lots of chewy currant, blackberry, black licorice, cedar and woody flavors. Very nicely tapered, long and persistent, with a rustic tannic edge showing on the finish.”
Enjoy now or store for another 5 – 8 years, but be sure to decant before serving. While you let this wine breathe and stretch out its legs, ponder over the following food suggestions we’ve listed below. For our meat lovers, sink your teeth into THEGRAPE’s Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon; enjoy Polish sausage with peppers and onions; or salivate over chili chocolate baby back ribs and chicken. For our vegan and vegetarians try the Swiss chard and cannelloni beans dish, it’s spectacular!
Wine Region: Paso Robles (Central Coast), California
Wine Grapes: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot
Style: Full-bodied, Bold & Complex
Drinks Like: 2010 CULLEN Diana Madeline ($85), 2010 Chateau Rauzan-Segla ($150)
Food & Wine Pairings: Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon – Click To View Recipe
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Justin Vineyards Isosceles 2010
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Gold
You’ve got to try the 2010 Justin Vineyards Isosceles Bordeaux-styled red blend from Paso Robles, CA. Once you’ve decanted: swirl, sniff, sip and close your eyes while you savor its entirety and try to discern its flavors. Feel the warm comfort of intense dark fruits wash down your throat while notes of tobacco, earth, and spice linger on the palate. This Grape Certified Gold red wine is unforgettable. Try it with THEGRAPE's Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon or one of the following delicious recipes: Polish Sausage with Peppers & Onions, Chili Chocolate Baby Back Ribs & Chicken or Swiss Chard and Cannelloni Beans. You'll be impressed with this red blend so pick up a bottle today.